[HELP] Azurewrath and technical questions

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Pancarte
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Hi there!

I recently obtained
Azurewrath
Azurewrath
Crystal Sword (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity:
1020
Item Level: 130
Innate Cold Damage:
(36.0% of Dexterity)
80% of Vitality Added as Cold Damage to Weapon
Deal no Fire, Lightning or Poison Damage
25% Chance to cast level 30 Azure Orb on Melee Attack
Adds 300-450 cold damage
-100% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+2 to Remorseless Winter
Slow Target 25%
Maximum Cold Resist +10%
Physical Resist 10%
Cannot Be Frozen
Total Character Defense 100%
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)
and I want to make a build with it. (because this weapon is badass)

But i'm having some problems figuring out how it works exactly. Here are some of the questions I have :

How does the cold dmg apply to the sword?
Is it considered cold weapon damage? is it counted as added cold damage like any added elemental damage on other pieces of gear?
If so, does it scale with EWD? I'm assuming EWD only affect phys damage.
Any ability that has %Weapon damage will do cold damage?
What if the ability I use converts 30% phys to lightning, am I going to lose 30% damage? or simply convert the 40-42 base damage of the weapon and it wont matter?
Should I go for cold dmg stat?

The weapon proc (Frozen Orb) scales with spell damage?
Is there any way to track Frozen orb's damage?
energy factor to spell damage should affect the proc?

What i'm assuming and correct me if im wrong. Lets take this item as an example
Boarfrost
Boarfrost
Assault Helmet (Sacred)

Defense: (2238 - 2561) to (2449 - 2803)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 550
Item Level: 120
25% Chance to cast level 40 Ice Bolt Nova on Melee Attack
20% Attack Speed
Adds 63-125 cold damage
+(21 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
-50% to Enemy Cold Resistance
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
Enhanced Weapon Damage +90%
+(87 to 114)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% to Strength
Socketed (4)

Same question goes to Ice Bolt Nova (scale with spell dmg?)
Adds 125-250 cold damage will add to my weapon damage and works just like the 200% vit added as cold dmg from azurewrath
Cold spell damage wont affect my melee damage but WILL boost both the weapon and the helm procs
EWD +150% wont do anything for me

Even though im not interested in playing paladin, feel free to suggest a build if you have one in mind. I'm going for a build that has the potential to kill Samael.

Thanks in advance for the help,
Pancarte
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It won't be affected by anything except vita AND WDM on skills 'cause it's still damage added to your weapon (like 120-240 cold damage on
Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (4)

Defense: (184 - 208) to (370 - 418)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 61
Item Level: 10
2% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds 2-4 fire damage
Adds 2-4 lightning damage
Adds 2-4 cold damage
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 2%
Socketed (2)
Defense: (592 - 656) to (1106 - 1225)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 90
Item Level: 27
4% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) fire damage
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) lightning damage
Adds (4 to 8)-(8 to 15) cold damage
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1466 - 1596) to (2663 - 2898)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 189
Item Level: 48
6% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) fire damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) lightning damage
Adds (16 to 30)-(31 to 45) cold damage
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (5)
Defense: (2175 - 2352) to (3925 - 4244)
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 391
Item Level: 82
8% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(81 to 120) cold damage
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (6)
, for example) and dealt by your weapon.
The best build for it is with highest possible vita. Amazon comes to mind..
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If you have 5000 vitality, it means that a 100% wdm skill will do 10k cold damage. (1 vit = 2 cold weapon damage)

Frozen orb proc is a wdm proc, it deals 150% wdm per frost bolts. Cold spell damage will not do anything to a Azurewarth build.

IMO, the best class to setup for Azurewrath are unholy paladin or barbarian.

Stack as many vitality points you can, thats the secret.
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Gzeno wrote:Frozen orb proc is a wdm proc.


You sure?... In clod it was pure spell and there was no any info about this skill... only about clod charged strike redone BUT nothing about this one.
PS: Still think ama can reach alot more vita than any pala or barb. No skills? Perfect! Use oskills.
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Scalewinged wrote:
Gzeno wrote:Frozen orb proc is a wdm proc.


You sure?... In clod it was pure spell and there was no any info about this skill... only about clod charged strike redone BUT nothing about this one.
PS: Still think ama can reach alot more vita than any pala or barb. No skills? Perfect! Use oskills.


Confirmed by the devs :)

Edit: havent seen alot of amazon with Azure so im probably sleeping on the class.
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Scalewinged wrote:
Gzeno wrote:Frozen orb proc is a wdm proc.


You sure?... In clod it was pure spell and there was no any info about this skill... only about clod charged strike redone BUT nothing about this one.
PS: Still think ama can reach alot more vita than any pala or barb. No skills? Perfect! Use oskills.



You’re probably right. Zons wouldn’t have to invest a single point in Vit and could instead go for max block while reaching 11k+ cold damage easy. If you went lioness build, youd have high WDM and TCD but you’d still have way less life than a barb so I guess it’s preference.

If it is indeed WDM based, that dex investment and lioness would be quite a force, though the phys damage on azurewrath isn’t great.
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Counterpart: such type of ama will surely go for Lioness+paragon (def/EWD is not a big deal) and if it will be same vita-invested as barb with perf rubies - i'm sure it will leave barb and pala combined far away behind :)
IF it is true that %stat only working for hard points dumped in stat. This way additional 50-100% vita will give only additional 1k vita with full investment against zon 7-8k or even higher if u max Paragon.
PS: Curently i'm not that full of items to test in SP, ye...
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Pancarte
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what about LL? is it only affected by phys dmg or will I be able to LL with iron spiral / Stomblast ?
or should I go with LoA?
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JetJet
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is azurewrath better on barb than sorc? crafted vit shrines or cold shrines?
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JetJet wrote:is azurewrath better on barb than sorc? crafted vit shrines or cold shrines?

its great in both u should use only cold shrines for pierce only if need otherwise use vit shrines